cameroon gce june 2017 Geography paper 2

2017 GEOGRAPHY PAPRE 2

                                                                                SECTION A:
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
1.      (a) What do you understand by the hydrological cycle?                                      (8 marks)
(b) Explain how and why precipitation input into the land phase of the hydrological cycle varies over the earth’s
surface in relationship to (i) latitude (ii) relief and (iii) distance from the sea      (7 + 5 + 5 = 17 marks)


2.       (a) Examine the causes of plate movement                                            (10 marks)
(b) On a global basis, show that there is a relationship between plate tectonics and the distribution of earthquakes                                                             (15 marks)


3.       Discuss the factors which determine the characteristics of soil that develops in any area.       (25 marks)


                                                                                    SECTION B:
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

4. (a)   Why has the global population witnessed a dramatic increase in ageing population during the last
decades?                                                                                          (10 marks)
(b)    Discuss the various socio-economic implications of such rapid ageing.     (15 marks)


5.        Examine the role of technological advances in the improvement of agriculture
since the 20th Century                                                                            (25 marks)


6.    Why do nucleated rural settlement patterns change over time?    (25 marks)


                                                                                          SECTION C:
CONTEMPORARY ENVIRONMENTAL AND DEVELOPMENT ISSUES

7. EITHER
(a) What do you understand by the Millennium Development Goals?  (10 marks)
(b) Assess the level of attainment of any three of these goals.                (15 marks)


OR


Critically examine the statement that desertification is largely the result of human action.     (25 marks)


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